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    I would like a text box to be automatically populated with the selection made in a dropdown. Is this possible?

    Asked by phxbeach on July 25, 2013 at 09:09 AM

    lets say I have 100 items to choose from in a list form,,,, the customer can choose up to a limited number and in doing so, the chosen items populate the box below showing items selected....

    how can I do this? is it possible?


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    Answered by abajan on July 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    It's feasible but would require embedding the form's full source into a page along with a script to perform the population. I can provide a demo but would such a workaround be suitable for you?

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    Answered by phxbeach on July 25, 2013 at 11:33 AM
    that would be to much hassle for me...

    I have another question,,, I am developing a website, pretty complex,,,, mybestbid.net

    this is the technology we are using:
    JAVA Scripting
    .net framework 4.5
    Text API -ASP.NET
    Merchant API's
    SQL server ----

    would it be possible to use your forms on our website ???
    if so, how?
    you would make my day if there was a way I could design the forms and transfer to the site ......


    Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:46:26 -0400
    To: phxbeach@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: i want a drop down box with several options to choose from, or at least a list of items to choose from and the choosen ones will populate the box belo
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    Answered by abajan on July 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Hi Jack

    Regarding your first query, we would provide the requisite script, so there's no need to worry about that. Here's a simple demo showing how it would work. (The script can be seen near the bottom of the page's source.)

    As far as our forms working on your site, it would just be a matter of getting the appropriate code from the Embed Form Wizard and embedding it. In the case of the form like the demo, you would need to use the full form source, due to the custom script. At any rate, we're always here to provide assistance should you encounter any difficulties.